Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff

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PRH Canada Young Readers, Feb 12, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
Puggly, the newly crowned prince of the muddy (and very unfashionable) Kingdom of Spud, is surprised when he receives an invitation to a lavish ball in the oh-so-chic Kingdom of Spiff. The Spiffians are known for the poshest clothes and the fluffiest wigs, so of course Prince Puggly's effort at a grand entrance only ends in humiliation. However, Puggly discovers an unlikely ally in Francesca, the bookish Princess of Spiff. Not only do her Spiffian countrymen have no appreciation for her interest in Proust and Dickens, but they also can't tell a decent pair of pyjamas when they see them! But don't worry: Francesca and Puggly have one very good trick up their unfashionable sleeves, as they set out to teach the Spiffs an absurd lesson in style.

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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

I loved reading this, and can see it's qualities as a great read aloud. The vocabulary is great, the rhymes are silly and nonsensical; the typesetting is just plain weird, but the fun quality of the ... Read full review


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Like Zorgamazoo (2008), A novel in rhyme, anything but sedate.It seems that Francesca, a book-loving princess Cares nothing for Fashion, despite her dad's winces— Till scorned by the guests who have ... Read full review

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Robert Paul Weston is the author of several internationally award-winning books for children and young adults. His first novel, Zorgamazoo, won the Silver Birch Award, the Audie Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and an E.B. White Read Aloud Honor. His second novel was the hard-boiled fairy tale Dust City, which was a Canadian Library Association Young Adult Honour Book and was shortlisted for both the Red Maple Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. His recent novel, The Creature Department, is shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award.

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